Child Custody

We at the Law Offices of Paula S. Teske are passionate about serving your children’s best interest. We understand it can sometimes be difficult for parents and family members to agree what is best for a child, particularly during a divorce or other difficult life changes.

Child Custody

When it comes to matters involving children, emotions and concerns can run high. We recognize family relationships can be complicated and that all types of diverse people make up all types of diverse families.

The Law Offices of Paula S. Teske and our multiple Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) attorneys represent clients nationwide in disputes where the parent or child lives in Los Angeles County.

When parents separate, they must work out and maintain an ongoing Custodial Parenting Plan. Developing, negotiating and enforcing such a Parenting Plan Agreement can touch on many sensitive issues and involve complex case law. Our team addresses these cases with compassion, diligence and knowledge to ensure a stable, loving environment for children and fair results for the parents.

Child and Spousal Support

Determining fair and equitable support can be complex, even if both parents act with transparency and truly want what’s best for each other and for the children. We can help with all aspects of this process, including establishing the income and assets of the parents, handling sensitive negotiations with finesse, and dealing with enforcement issues.


We find great joy in helping Los Angeles families adopt children. Depending on your circumstances, we can help you with different strategies, including agency adoption, independent adoption, step parent adoption, and limited consent or second parent adoption. We skillfully assist with all legal documentation and, if necessary, litigation for relinquishment or termination of parental rights.

Other Areas of Expertise

Our Firm proudly offers many legal services involving minor children, including but not limited to:

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Temporary Custody During Divorce
  • De Facto Parents / Guardians
  • Rights of Parents
  • Rights of Grandparents
  • Rights of Non-Biological Parents
  • Child Abuse or Child Neglect
  • Proof of Paternity
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Please contact the Law Offices of Paula S. Teske for a brief complimentary consultation to determine how we can best help you.